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Before the past election, Christy Clark promised an open and transparent government. “Open government means talking about our problems and setting our priorities openly,” she said. “Government will work with citizens to find solutions and explain decisions.”
Before the past election, Christy Clark promised an open and transparent government. “Open government means talking about our problems and setting our priorities openly,” she said. “Government will work with citizens to find solutions and explain decisions.”
(Rafal Gerszak for The Globe and Mail)

B.C.’s apology to Chinese labourers has echoes for today’s foreign workers

They were Canada’s original temporary foreign workers – Chinese labourers who came to B.C.’s shores to take on the treacherous work of carving out gold mines and laying railway tracks through the Rockies. Like the tens of thousands of workers who come to B.C. each year under the Temporary Foreign Worker program, their labour was needed, but they were not encouraged to stay.